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30. Coastal Dunes These are open coastal sand dunes with areas partially to totally stabilized by introduced grasses and shrubs, native grasses and shrubs, and tree islands. They are mostly open dunes with scattered islands of pine forests, shrubs, and beachgrass. There are often extensive deflation plain wetlands between the dunes. Shorepine is the most widespread tree species in the dunes. They are entirely coastal, and salt spray and desiccation are major ecological factors. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Act) FE = Federally listed as Endangered FT = Federally listed as Threatened C = Candidate for listing as Threatened or Endangered SC = Species of Concern State Status (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) SE = State listed as Endangered ST = State listed as Threatened Sensitive = State listed as Sensitive Global (and State) Ranks (Oregon Natural Heritage Program) State Ranks refer only to the status of a species during its breeding season in Oregon.

A 1:750,000 scale map of the resulting wildlife habitats has been produced through the sponsorship of the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society. O. 00, including shipping and handling). ] The final component needed to produce distribution maps is a table associating each species with the habitat types within which it is likely to occur. , Thomas 1979) and ecological literature. The wildlife habitats in OSIS, described in the next section, are clusters of vegetation cover types inhabited by similar groups of species (O'Neil et al.

Greg White, C & G White Cartography; Mike Wing, E&S Environmental Chemistry; and Chris Kiilsgaard, Cascade Geodata, assisted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in developing distribution maps. Charley Barrett, Becky Frasier, Trevor Jones, Kevin Sahr, and Denis White, Oregon State University, also assisted in map compilation and production. Additional draft maps were prepared by Troy Merrill, Eva Strand, and Nancy Wright, University of Idaho. Roger Cole, Rob Solomon, Mark Stern, and countless volunteers helped the Oregon Natural Heritage Program prepare its data base on species distribution.

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